2015 NFL Draft Profile: Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State


Jan 24, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad quarterback

Sean Mannion

of Oregon State (4) looks for a receiver against the South squad in the second quarter of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets are in the market for a quarterback. They don’t know if Geno Smith is the guy. As I talked about yesterday, Geno Smith will likely be on the roster, but the Jets aren’t convinced that he is the long-term answer. There has been much talk about the two big quarterbacks, and whether or not the Jets will have the ability to draft one of them. But, we don’t even know that one of them will be available.

The Jets don’t have to go with a quarterback early. There is a guy that I like, that I am targeting as a prospect for the Jets, later on in the draft. It is Sean Mannion, QB from Oregon State.

MEASURABLES: Mannion measures in at 6’5″, and 227 pounds. That’s a good size for a quarterback, as often times the shorter ones have a difficult time seeing across the line. Drew Brees is an exception, but it does happen a lot to others.

Let’s look at his statistics:


The proof is in the pudding, as they say. Let’s look at Mannion on film:

First and foremost, the fact that Sean Mannion comes from a pro-style offense makes him interesting. We all know that a lot of times, our biggest question about a quarterback is whether or not he can adapt to a pro system. That problem is irrelevant here, as Mannion comes from just that type of system.

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Sean Mannion is a pure passer. When you look at his rushing stats, Mannion is not a guy that is going to make things happen with his feet. Frankly, I don’t care. Look at the tape. Sean Mannion can drop back, make all of the throws, and do so with accuracy. If you know my writing well enough, you know that I am not sold on the running quarterback. Russell Wilson being the exception, I don’t believe that they win championships.

Mannion can buy time with his feet, and that is what a quarterback needs to be able to do. Watch that tape, this guy has a great arm. He may not be ready to start week one of 2015, but he is certainly worth the pick and allowing him to learn.

This guy could be the future for the New York Jets.

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